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A Quick Method for Assessing Inventory Health

13 February, 2018

Last week we discussed a Gartner framework for gauging inventory health, but noted that the Inventory Quality Ratio (IQR)...

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How to Measure Inventory Health

6 February, 2018

Financial executives measure inventory health with metrics like inventory turns because they view the firm from a...

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Trade promotion forecasting: the present and the near future

30 January, 2018

Trade promotion forecasting is difficult: getting it right involves factoring in many variables. Marketing people, who...

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Why you should modernize your spare parts planning

23 January, 2018

There’s untapped cash and profits in your spare parts business. Aftermarket parts is a big net margin producer for many...

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Forecasting the Long Tail and Intermittent Demand

17 January, 2018

Forecasting demand in the long tail is much different than in the head

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Analysts Support a Single Model for Sales and Operations Planning

9 January, 2018

A new report from Nucleus Research, Value Drivers of Single Model S&OP, concludes that the historical disconnect between...

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New Findings from the Gartner Supply Chain Users Wants and Needs Study

4 January, 2018

The annual Gartner Supply Chain Technology User Wants and Needs Study is one of the most comprehensive studies of supply...

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One Way to Start Your Digital Transformation

20 December, 2017

Editor's note: Due to the holidays, there will be no blog post next week. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Many...

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Probabilistic Forecasting Can Extend the Life of SAP APO

12 December, 2017

Since the beginning of time – OK, since the beginning of demand forecasting --- the standard approach has been a single...

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Is Digital Transformation Bringing Traditional Grocery to Its Expiration Date?

7 December, 2017

Grocery stores, long thought to be immune to the “Amazon Effect”, were shaken in August of 2017 when Amazon acquired...

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